Friday, May 27, 2011

Cross build available...

I'm trying to get various sizes of cross and road bikes built for folks to check out. Here's a cross bike I put together. It represents a lower cost version of the #1 cross build kit with a few things changed like the seat, hubs, rims, brakes, cassette, tires... Still a very nice build, but comes out to $130 less at $1865. Size 59. Could be yours...

Avid SD v-brakes w/ appropriate pull levers, WTB Pathway tires, Woodchipper 31.8 46cm bars. I put it together with v-brakes because, well, because I wanted to. I think it turned out pretty nice. My personal preference is for cantilever brakes, but these are nice and manage speed nicely.
Cross 005

WTB Speed V seat w/ cr-mo rails, HG50 cassette, Salsa Delgado Cross rims with Deore hubs and DT Competition butted spokes, triple Sugino crankset, SLX rear derailleur.
Cross 004

Pretty tall bar position, but I wanted to let a customer ride it and knew he would appreciate the position. He settled on a custom build Fargo that I'll be putting together this afternoon. He did say he loved how my bike rode, but really wanted something with a suspension fork, which the new Fargo frame allows.
Cross 003

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3 comments:

Ari said...

HI,
I am truly amazed as to how well the cross bike rides. The slightly longer chainstays make a huge difference. I rode last sunday with a total of 110 miles with 80 miles worth of gravel and the bike handled primo. June 4th I am heading to Dirty Kanza 200 with the BMC. I highly recommend the Ragley Luxy bars.
Ari Andonopoulos
team Slender Fungus Cycling Assoc.

jkeiffer said...

Looks like a great build. What a complete like that weigh?

blackmountaincycles said...

This exact one is 26 lbs. 4 oz. with a set of flat pedals. It's got some heavy wheels with the Deore hubs and tires. The seat's kind of chunky too.